The Crown Prince: the prosperity and prosperity of the region require accelerating the search for a just and complete solution to the Palestinian question

On behalf of the Guardian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, may God protect him, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Hereditary Prince and Deputy Prime Minister, presided over the “Jeddah Summit for Security and development “, in the presence of Their Majesties, Excellencies, the State and Their Highnesses, heads and heads of delegations of the countries The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, the United States of America, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Arab Republic of Egypt and Republic of Iraq.

At the beginning of the session, verses from the Noble Quran were recited.

Then His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz delivered a speech, the text of which was as follows:

Their Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses

I welcome you to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and convey to you the greetings of the Keeper of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and his best wishes for this successful summit.

Our meeting today arrives in one moment in which our region and the world are facing great fatal challenges, which require an intensification of joint cooperation within the framework of the principles of the United Nations Charter, which is based on respect for the sovereignty and values ​​of states, non-interference in their internal affairs and respect for their independence and territorial integrity.

We hope that this summit will establish a new era of joint cooperation, to deepen the strategic partnership between our countries and the United States of America, to serve our common interests and to improve security and development. in this vital region for the whole world.

Their Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses

The major challenges the world has recently faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the geopolitical situation require more concerted international efforts to recover the global economy and achieve food and health security.

The environmental challenges the world is currently facing, in in particular climate change, and the determination of the international community to maintain the earth’s temperature according to the levels set by the Paris Agreement; It requires facing it in realistic and responsible way to achieve sustainable development, adopting a “balanced approach” through a gradual and responsible transition to more sustainable energy sources that take into account the circumstances and priorities of each country.

The adoption of unrealistic policies to reduce emissions by excluding the main energy sources without taking into account the consequent impact of these policies on the social and economic pillars of sustainable development and global supply chains, will lead to unprecedented inflation in the coming years. , at rising energy prices, increasing unemployment and exacerbating serious social and security problems, including: This is increasing poverty and famine and an increase in crime, extremism and terrorism.

We affirm that the growth of the global economy is closely linked to the benefit of all energy sources available in the world, including hydrocarbons, by controlling their emissions through clean technologies, which increases the possibility that the world will achieve neutrality zero in the year 2050 AD or earlier while maintaining the security of energy supplies.

Therefore, the Kingdom has taken a balanced approach to achieving net carbon neutrality following the circular carbon economy approach in in line with its development plans and allowing its economic diversification without affecting growth and supply chains, while developing technologies with global participation to address emissions through the “Green Saudi Arabia” and “Green Middle East” initiatives in support for these efforts are local and regional.

We also stress the importance of continuing to inject and encourage investment in fossil energy and its clean technologies over the next two decades to meet growing demand globally, with the importance of assuring investors that the policies adopted do not represent a threat to their investments in in order to avoid their reluctance to invest and to ensure that there is no shortage of energy supply that affects their investments International economy.

The Kingdom will play its role in this field, as it has announced an increase in its production capacity to 13 million barrels per day, after which the Kingdom will have no additional capacity to increase production.

Your Majesties and Excellencies

The future of the region we seek requires the adoption of a vision that prioritizes the achievement of security, stability and prosperity and is based on mutual respect between the countries of the region, the strengthening of common cultural and social ties and the addressing security and political challenges, towards achieving global economic development.

We ask Iran, in as a neighboring country, with religious and cultural ties with its people, to cooperate with the countries of the region to be part of this vision, adhering to the principles of international legitimacy, non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, cooperating with the International Agency for atomic energy and fulfilling its obligations in this regard. .

As an extension of the Kingdom’s vision of achieving security and stability in the region, it has supported all efforts aimed at reaching a Yemeni-Yemeni political settlement, according to the three references.The Kingdom has also made efforts to consolidate the current truce, and we will continue to provide humanitarian aid to the fraternal Yemeni people.

We affirm that the prosperity and prosperity of the region require accelerating the search for a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian question, in compliance with the initiatives and resolutions of international legitimacy and the Initiative of pace Arab.

We are pleased with the recent improvement in Iraq’s security and stability, which will be reflected in the prosperity and prosperity of its brotherly people and its positive interaction with its Arab and regional environment. From this point of view, we commend the signing of the two interconnection agreements between the Kingdom and Iraq, as well as with the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, will help to meet Iraq’s electricity needs. Also worthy of mention are the electricity interconnection projects in course between the Kingdom and Egypt and Jordan.

Completing the system of security, stability and prosperity in the region requires the search for realistic political solutions to other crises, above all in Syria and Libya, to ensure an end to the suffering of their two brother peoples.

Their Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses:

We are optimistic that this summit will lead to a comprehensive framework for a new phase in which we give hope to the young men and women of the region for a bright future in which they will be able to fulfill their hopes.

They present to the world our noble message and our values, which we are proud of and will not abandon them, and we hope the world respects them as we respect other values in a way that enhances our partnerships and serves our region and the world.

Subsequently, the words of Their Majesties and Excellencies, of the State and Their Highnesses, heads and heads of delegations of the participating countries continued.

At the conclusion of the summit, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister, thanked their Majesties, Excellencies, the State and Their Highnesses, the leaders and heads of the delegations of the countries for their presence. and effective participation in the summit, reflecting the depth of the strong relationships that bind our countries and the United States of America, which are an extension and continuation of decades of close strategic ties.

His Highness the Crown Prince said: “We commend the enthusiasm witnessed by this summit to continue progress and cooperation, while enhancing our joint work process in addressing regional and international challenges, in all political, economic, safety, environmental, climate, health and other matters, in looking forward to continuing cooperation between our countries, in order to achieve security, prosperity, the pacestability and prosperity for the whole world “.

The Kingdom’s official delegation at the summit included: His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Energy, His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Muhammad bin Fahd, Minister of State and member of the Cabinet, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sport, and His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef, Minister of the Interior, His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Minister of the National Guard, Her Royal Highness Princess Rima bint Bandar bin Sultan, Ambassador of the Guardian of the Two Holy Mosques to the United States of America, and His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister Minister of State, Cabinet Member and National Security Advisor, Dr. Musaed bin Muhammad Al-Aiban.